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SoftBank plans drone-delivered IoT and internet by 2023

Drones using satellite backhaul, and operating at around 12 miles up, will provide reliable, widespread communications for use during disasters and in IoT implementations.

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U.S. considers ban on all Chinese-made 5G hardware | TECH(feed)

It looks like 5G tension between the U.S. and China may get worse. Following a U.S. ban on business transactions with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, the Trump Administration has proposed a ban on any 5G equipment made in China. This...

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When should enterprises adopt 5G? | TECH(talk)

5G deployment is a hot topic, especially as many countries race to build next-generation networks. The U.S. has banned Huawei from contributing to its network construction, but will that really set the U.S. back? Amid all of the hype...

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Facebook’s Libra and Calibra: Crypto in your pocket | TECH(feed)

Facebook’s announcement of its new cryptocurrency, Libra, and digital wallet, Calibra, means we all might be a step closer to adopting blockchain tech. The ability to carry around fiat-backed, digital currency in your pocket could...

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An iPhone crypto-wallet; a Facebook cryptocurrency? | TECH(talk)

Apple may be prepping to turn your iPhone into a digital wallet, and has already announced plans for an Apple credit card. Now, Facebook expects to roll out its own cryptocurrency in 2020. So just what's going on?

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17 predictions about 5G networks and devices

Not surprisingly, the new Ericsson Mobility Report is bullish on the potential of 5G technology. Here’s a quick look at the most important numbers.

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How the Huawei ban could become a security threat | TECH(feed)

We’ve already talked about how the Huawei ban may affect business, but how will it affect security? Google has already warned of security threats should the company be unable to send updates to Huawei’s Android-powered devices. And...

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T-Mobile and Sprint sued: What could this mean for 5G? | TECH(feed)

The merger of the third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers in the U.S. might hit a delay following a lawsuit brought forth by 10 state attorneys general. T-Mobile and Sprint say this merger would advance 5G development, but critics...

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When to use 5G, when to use Wi-Fi 6

5G is a cellular service, and Wi-Fi 6 is a short-range wireless access technology, and each has attributes that make them useful in specific enterprise roles.

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WWDC's biggest enterprise takeaways | TECH(talk)

Apple's recent developer conference, WWDC, had the longest keynote in recent memory. From Memojis to the new Mac Pro, Apple unveiled all types of new tech. But what updates are most important for enterprises? TECH(talk) host Juliet...

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5G will augment Wi-Fi, not replace it

Jeff Lipton, vice president of strategy and corporate development at Aruba, adds a dose of reality to the 5G hype, discussing how it and Wi-Fi will work together.

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How the U.S. ban on Huawei is affecting business | TECH(feed)

The U.S. ban on Huawei business has already affected small telecom carriers in rural areas. And, unsurprisingly, Huawei responded to the ban with increased legal pressure. This fight is far from over, and Juliet has the latest updates...

Qualcomm loses case about its mobile-chip licensing fees

As 5G technology gears up, a federal court has ruled that Qualcomm’s ‘onerous’ fees for its mobile chips violate antitrust law.

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Will 5G be the first carbon-neutral network?

Increased energy consumption in new wireless networks could become ecologically unsustainable. Engineers think they have solutions that apply to 5G networks, but all is not certain.

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WhatsApp attacked by spyware | TECH(feed)

WhatsApp’s recent spyware hack took advantage of a security vulnerability and allowed attackers to access private, digital communication. In this episode of TECH(feed), Juliet walks through the hack, who was affected and how you can...

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Android swipes right on Apple's iOS gestures | TECH(talk)

At this year's Google I/O, the company highlighted new gestures for navigating in Android Q – gestures that will look surprisingly familiar to iPhone users. Computerworld's JR Raphael and Ken Mingis talk about what's changed and why...

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The first step toward ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi: a laser-radio transmitter

Laser-driven radio transmitters will generate microwave signals that could be considerably faster than today's traditional radio frequency wireless signals.

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The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking

Here's our rundown of what makes these 10 network-gear vendors the biggest power players within the enterprise.

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